Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sound of soca and jamoo at Sarawak rainforest fest

KUCHING: They are Trinidad and Tobago’s royal family of music, representing the legendary founder of soca and jamoo, two genres of world music.

They are artiste extraordinaire Sheldon Blackman and The Love Circle, and they will be performing at the upcoming Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) in Kuching, Sarawak, from July 11 to 13.

Their performances at RWMF will feature two-time national Calypso queen Abbi Blackman and Issac Blackman. Together they are expected to rock the festival with their soca and jamoo beats.

An accomplished arranger, composer, musician and singer, Sheldon began his career in music when he was five. He and his twin brother Eldon were born on October 18, 1978, and his natural love for music was recognised and nurtured by his late father the legendary Ras Shorty I (Garfield Blackman) who founded the Soca and Jamoo music genres.

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